Even award-winning games can, after a while, feel like they’re not working as well as they could. Sure, the original was great, but what if various aspects got further expansion and clarification? That’s when a new edition is due. Such is the case for Glimpse the Beyond, the sci-fi RPG about an ordinary world that’s just not quite right. The new edition expands the world, looking at where the various beings have been, where they are, and various possible futures if they’re able to do whatever they want without the player’s interfering with it. The new edition is up now on Kickstarter.
From the campaign:
The world of Glimpse the Beyond is very much like the real world on the surface. Countries, politics, major religions and popular culture are virtually indistinguishable from the world outside your window. Beneath the normal facade of daily life, lurking in the shadows and hiding under the cover of night, dark forces reach into the world trying desperately to get a foothold. Most humans never encounter these dark forces. Of those few that do, the majority are driven mad.
Glimpse the Beyond is a Role-Playing Game in which players assume the roles of Magi, rare individuals who study the arcane arts in an attempt to understand and possibly control that which Should Not Be.
Glimpse the Beyond Second Edition is an expansion and refinement of the concepts and systems put forth in the Electrum Best-Selling first edition ruleset. With Glimpse the Beyond Second Edition we clarify and expand various elements of the setting, delving further into the secrets of the Magi, examining past, present, and possible future encounters between humanity and the Things that Should Not Be, and presenting a new, more flexible system to help you tell stories of Cosmic Horror and Urban Legend. With setting material written by the AMAZING CJ Hurtt, art by the INCREDIBLE Mary Madewell, and an updated system by CJ Hurtt & Travis Legge.
The primary goal of this Kickstarter is to breathe life into the Glimpse the Beyond Second Edition corebook, a 136 page, full color, premium hardcover rules and setting manual that will contain everything you need to explore the world of Glimpse the Beyond.
The Kickstarter is up and running now and is set to go for another 28 days.